Ask and you shall receive.
Welcome to BRAWLSTRALIA! - They’re always good, but I call this the BEST since the Flyer/IFE Intro way back when. Great job, Katz. The BRAWLSTRALIA Map done up in Mario Kart fashion took it over the top. Really helps get a person pumped to read the show. Great job, Katz.
ORANGE DRAGON II v. P. ‘KING’ DUK - I wrote this … it did what it needed. Always interesting and a bit more challenging to write a unfamiliar character. ODII is a good character - reminds me of a much cockier version of “The Black Rose” Kazou Shizaki.
KID CHAMELEON v. LA ESTRELLA 100% - See above. Kid Chameleon has a wicked gimmick.
Chasing Thatch - Written by Billy and I … Billy wrote all of Peter’s dialogue (hilarious). Props to NFW’s Evil Wizard for the Snogging Thatchers name and the entire KEEFER REEF BAND … that group really added more character/fun to the happenings. Still working on getting my head wrapped around Lane, but, hopefully, he came across as “Rockstar Aloof”. Where will Lane and Peter go from here? Prison, probably.
JESSE RAMEY v. PLAIN BROWN RAPPER - This has Colin’s humor written all over it … rather than a hot Aussie broad showing her saddlebags off, some guy starts to strip behind Rice! LOL! Good match, Colin. This puts Ramey over as a talented mat wrestler, which will help set him apart in the Grand Prix.
FAPPITY ‘Master’ BAYTOR v. BRET KELLY - It’s not easy to book a character like this, but I think this match went well. Some funny spots tied in (sponsored by Lubriderm). Bret Kelly actually has a shot to win, but falls short. Fappity is possibly the grossest character I’ve ever seen. Congrats, Kevin.
The next draw … - Well-written Hype Vid. Look forward to what Phillip Kennedy does in the Frontier. Happy to have Sean on board, too! Top writer … good w/ all his characters.
ATKEN/ALEXANDER v. POWERGODZ - Despite losing to Superfly Express (EMT Champions), Atken and Alexander keep building up their tag team cred. Phil Atken being teamed up with Teddy Alexander is probably the best thing I’ve seen from him. It’s such a great dynamic. Teddy uses Phil as a battering ram? Pure awesome. Looking forward to many more battles between A/A and Superfly Express. Oh, I hope Atken gets the proper time to show off his robe at some point, too.
MALIK ANDERSON v. SAAFIR MUHAMMED - To me, this one is a killer match no matter what the stipulation is. You’ve got to appreciate/understand the long, long, looong rivalry between these guys (and stablemates, at one point). I haven’t seen Julius Scissors since before Crash 50 so seeing an old face is good stuff. JN, jealous at how you write Natrone Rice. The match was great. Barbershop violence? Yes, please. If I know what you wanted from this one (and I think I do), it worked out well. Malik is a legit singles competitor … Saafir, despite not being around much, keeps that Hardcore Legend image. Curious to see what happens to DRS … sorta lost in the shuffle, but one of my favorite teams.
ROOK BLACK © v. AKITA - Tremendous Main. Akita has sort of been floating along and he needed a back-and-forth battle with somebody worthwhile (Rook definitely falls under that category). Great action throughout. DeVille still recruiting Rook even after BRAWLFERENDUM was surprising. Glad to see Eddie/Cojones run him off. Rook retains, again. The post-match is obviously the most interesting part of this one (it was great as a whole, however). Akita attacks Rayne … didn’t see that coming. Looks as if Akita may be going full Dangerman here … total Loose Cannon. I think Eddie is a lot more fun now that he’s become more active. Cojones is a great henchman, too.
Question … what happened to Raul?
Anyhow, overall, this was a good show. The new guys/JTTS matches didn’t blow the Superdome’s roof off for me, but it’s a great way to introduce them. As Rice said in his closing remarks, expect a lot more from them on Night Two! Well done to everybody who RP’d and/or pitched in for Night One!